Slow Growing Floating Plant

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Ashton, 13 Sep 2008.

  1. Ashton

    Ashton Member

    I'm looking for a slow growing floating plant for my 20 litre Betta tank, all the usual plant I buy seem to take over in a matter of weeks and I just get fed up and end up throwing the lot out. One I'm looking at at the moment is Azolla caroliniana has anyone any experience with this?
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

    That's a weed with a growth rate comparable to Duckweed! Don't do it! It's also an invasive weed and is under consultation to be added to Schedule 9 due to it's invasive nature! It shouldn't really be sold any more and it's definitely not a good choice for your tank!

    The best floating plants I have used are Salvinia spp., Amazon Frogbit and Ludwigia helminthorhiza. All of these grow quickly though, it's just that they're large and easy to remove and manage.
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    worksop, nottinghamshire
    water lettuce is pretty slow growing.

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